Events

 There's no better way to learn about wine than tasting comparatively, talking about it while you're tasting it ("so that's why this wine tastes different than that!"), and hearing about the wine's background. (Plus, it's the most fun you'll ever have learning something.)


The Pinnacle of Pinot Noir: Burgundy - Tuesday, September 27 (MPM) & Wednesday, September 28 (Shorewood)
Seatings at 6 & 7:30 p.m. at MPM; 6 & 8 p.m. at Shorewood
To many connoisseurs of Pinot Noir, the Burgundy region of France is where the grape reaches its greatest heights. At its best, red Burgundy is haunting, beguiling, and captivating, offering ethereal flavors of cherry, strawberry, forest floor, spice, and more. For this tasting we'll range from a basic Bourgogne to village and single-vineyard wines from the Cote de Beaune and Cote de Nuits, discovering how the many nuances of the varied terroirs result in Pinots of vastly different character. The wines will be:

  • Albert Bichot 2013 "Vieilles Vignes", Bourgogne Rouge ($17.95)
  • Mongeard-Mugneret 2014 Bourgogne Rouge ($27.95)
  • Vincent & Sophie Morey 2014 "Les Hates", Santenay ($33.95)
  • Mongeard-Mugneret 2014 Vosne-Romanée ($59.95)
  • Pascal Clement 2012 Grand Cru, Corton-Renardes ($104.95)

Cost of the tasting is $25 per person plus tax. Seatings are at 6 and 7:30 p.m. at MPM and 6 & 8 pm at Shorewood. RSVPs are required; a credit card is required to secure your reservation. (If you call to cancel by 3 p.m. the day of the tasting, your card will not be charged. If you are on the wait list, we'll notify you by 3 p.m. if space has become available.) To RSVP for either location email info@thiefwine.com or call us at 414.277.7707.


Winemaker Tasting: Estela Perinetti of Argentina's Luca and La Posta wineries - Monday, October 3 (MPM)
Drop in between 5:30 - 7 p.m. @ MPM
Please join us to welcome Estela Perinetti, winemaker for Luca and La Posta wines for a casual drop-in tasting on Monday, October 3. Estela hails from a prestigious background in Argentine winemaking; her family emigrated from Piedmont, Italy and began making wine in Argentina in the late 1800s, where they founded one of the oldest wineries in Mendoza which still exists today. Estela began her winery career as a viticulturist and vineyard manager in 1992, and has been a head winemaker since 1998. This is a great chance to experience some wonderful Argentinian reds and meet and talk with the winemaker! The wines will be:

  • La Posta 2013 "Armando" Bonarda, Mendoza ($14.95)
  • La Posta 2014 "Cocino" Red Blend, Mendoza ($14.95)
  • La Posta 2014 "Fazzio" Malbec, Mendoza ($15.95)
  • Luca 2012 Pinot Noir ($29.95)
  • Luca 2013 Malbec, Uco Valley ($29.95)

Cost of the tasting is a mere $5 per person. Drop in between 5:30 - 7 p.m.; no RSVPs are required. Call us at 414.277.7707 for more information.


White Wines for Fall - Tuesday, October 11 (MPM) & Wednesday, October 12 (Shorewood)
Seatings at 6 & 7:30 p.m. at MPM; 6 & 8 p.m. at Shorewood
As the days start to get shorter, the nights cooler, and the humidity drops, it’s time to transition into some heartier whites. For this tasting we’ll delve into some delicious and richer savory whites for fall from around the world, including selections from Italy, France, Spain, and more! Wines TBD.

Cost of the tasting is $15 per person plus tax. Seatings are at 6 and 7:30 p.m. at MPM and 6 & 8 pm at Shorewood. RSVPs are required; a credit card is required to secure your reservation. (If you call to cancel by 3 p.m. the day of the tasting, your card will not be charged. If you are on the wait list, we'll notify you by 3 p.m. if space has become available.) To RSVP for either location email info@thiefwine.com or call us at 414.277.7707.


Tantalizing Tempranillo - Tuesday, October 25 (MPM) & Wednesday, October 26 (Shorewood)
Seatings at 6 & 7:30 p.m. at MPM; 6 & 8 p.m. at Shorewood
Tempranillo is one of the world's classic varietals and the jewel of Spain's wine culture, yet has thrived nowhere else (excepting Portugal). It's a malleable grape, and is made in a wide range of styles throughout the country. In this tasting, we'll explore the classic regions for Spanish Tempranillo - Rioja, Ribera del Duero, and Toro, tasting wines made in both the traditional and modern styles. Ranging from medium to full bodied, these wines offer something for every red wine lover. Wines TBD.

Cost of the tasting is $20 per person plus tax. Seatings are at 6 and 7:30 p.m. at MPM and 6 & 8 pm at Shorewood. RSVPs are required; a credit card is required to secure your reservation. (If you call to cancel by 3 p.m. the day of the tasting, your card will not be charged. If you are on the wait list, we'll notify you by 3 p.m. if space has become available.) To RSVP for either location email info@thiefwine.com or call us at 414.277.7707.


Thief Wine's Fall Grand Tasting - Saturday, November 5 (MPM)
Thief Wine is thrilled to present our sixth annual Fall Grand Tasting, a fantastic walk-around tasting featuring more than 120 delicious and distinctive fine wines from around the world, on Saturday, November 5. All wines will be selected by Thief Wine and reflect our focus of artisanal, high-value, terroir-driven selections (i.e., not the mass-production wines you see at most large wine tastings), with retail prices ranging from $15-$50 per bottle. Live music, light appetizers, and your own Riedel wine glass to keep are included!

There are two ticket levels, and both are all-inclusive - once you get a glass, you're welcome to sample whatever you'd like. Tickets are now on sale - get yours today!

General Admission ($65, tax included) includes admission from 5:15 - 7:30 p.m., with the chance to sample and enjoy the 120+ wines, grouped among roughly 16 tables. Tickets are limited to 125. It's pretty awesome.

Reserve Level ($95, tax included) includes earlier access to the event, with entry at 3:30 p.m., a more intimate experience (tickets are limited to 75), and 15+ additional, higher-end wines - in addition to the wines that will be poured throughout the entire event, each pouring station will have an additional luxury-level wine that they will be pouring for the Reserve Level only. General Admission event hours are included in the Reserve Level ticket. Even more awesome.

To purchase tickets, call us at 414.277.7707; for more details, click here.


White Wine Quality Comparison - Tuesday, November 15 (MPM) & Wednesday, November 16 (Shorewood)
Seatings at 6 & 7:30 p.m. at MPM; 6 & 8 p.m. at Shorewood
Is there really that much difference in quality between a moderately priced wine and an expensive one? Here's your chance to find out! For this tasting, we'll taste six white wines - 3 different pairs of the same varietal or blend, with a significant price difference between the wines in each pair; to make it interesting, we'll taste the wines blind - can you taste the difference?!? Wines TBD.

Cost of the tasting is $20 per person plus tax. Seatings are at 6 and 7:30 p.m. at MPM and 6 & 8 pm at Shorewood. RSVPs are required; a credit card is required to secure your reservation. (If you call to cancel by 3 p.m. the day of the tasting, your card will not be charged. If you are on the wait list, we'll notify you by 3 p.m. if space has become available.) To RSVP for either location email info@thiefwine.com or call us at 414.277.7707.


Red Wine Quality Comparison - Tuesday, November 29 (MPM) & Wednesday, November 30 (Shorewood)
Seatings at 6 & 7:30 p.m. at MPM; 6 & 8 p.m. at Shorewood
This will be the red version of the previous tasting - is there really that much difference in quality between a moderately priced wine and an expensive one? Here's your chance to find out! For this tasting, we'll taste six red wines - 3 different pairs of the same varietal or blend, with a significant price difference between the wines in each pair; to make it interesting, we'll taste the wines blind - can you taste the difference?!? Wines TBD.

Cost of the tasting is $20 per person plus tax. Seatings are at 6 and 7:30 p.m. at MPM and 6 & 8 pm at Shorewood. RSVPs are required; a credit card is required to secure your reservation. (If you call to cancel by 3 p.m. the day of the tasting, your card will not be charged. If you are on the wait list, we'll notify you by 3 p.m. if space has become available.) To RSVP for either location email info@thiefwine.com or call us at 414.277.7707.


Sparkling Wines Other than Champagne - Tuesday, December 13 (MPM) & Wednesday, December 14 (Shorewood)
Seatings at 6 & 7:30 p.m. at MPM; 6 & 8 p.m. at Shorewood
Champagne is rightly top of mind when it comes to sparkling wine, but before we get to that tasting we'll explore sparkling wines from the rest of the world. California, Spain, Italy, and more - we'll go around the world to discover and enjoy some delicious bubbles in advance of the holidays. Wines TBD.

Cost of the tasting TBD. Seatings are at 6 and 7:30 p.m. at MPM and 6 & 8 pm at Shorewood. RSVPs are required; a credit card is required to secure your reservation. (If you call to cancel by 3 p.m. the day of the tasting, your card will not be charged. If you are on the wait list, we'll notify you by 3 p.m. if space has become available.) To RSVP for either location email info@thiefwine.com or call us at 414.277.7707.


Champagne! - Tuesday, December 20 (MPM) & Wednesday, December 21 (Shorewood)
Seatings at 6 & 7:30 p.m. at MPM; 6 & 8 p.m. at Shorewood
It's that time of year again - our annual Champagne tasting! (Champagne is great any time, of course, but this season it takes front and center stage.) Just in time for the holidays, we'll taste and explore six different and delicious Champagnes, with styles ranging from bone-dry to rich & creamy and grower Champagne to larger negociant houses. From old favorites to new discoveries, this is a tasting not to be missed! Wines TBD.

Cost of the tasting TBD. Seatings are at 6 and 7:30 p.m. at MPM and 6 & 8 pm at Shorewood. RSVPs are required; a credit card is required to secure your reservation. (If you call to cancel by 3 p.m. the day of the tasting, your card will not be charged. If you are on the wait list, we'll notify you by 3 p.m. if space has become available.) To RSVP for either location email info@thiefwine.com or call us at 414.277.7707.



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